The Casual Vacancy was better than I thought it was going to be when I first started reading it. I didn't think the subject would be interesting enough but it was. It focuses on the drama in a small town and it's politics, it's always a hot topic there but becomes worse when a well liked chair member dies and they need to fill in the seat. I liked how the book jumped characters and all the small plots that went along with the major plot. So why did it get 3 stars and not more? If I could rate the beginning and middle of the book they would get 4 stars but the last 3 parts of the book felt like they belonged to a different plot. It felt rushed and a left a feeling of reading something that was incomplete.